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English Myth Terms
Point of view for Creation/Flood Myths
represent tension in creation myths
common nature motifs
gardens, seasons, trees of life, forest guardians
serpents, trees, seeds, the pomegranate, mistletoe
humans to gods, humans to nature, gods to nature
characters: tricksters, heroes, villains, donors, helpers and hinderers deities: underworld gods, fertility gods, mother goddesses, sky gods, thunder gods
descent/ascent to underworld, heroes' journeys, struggles for power
common human attitudes
towards death, underworld, nature, deities, power